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El Barrio

$$ - $$$
Cafe, European, New Zealand
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101 Winifred Avenue, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
+64 7-865 6400
07:30 - 14:00
Closed now
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Wed - Mon 07:30 - 14:00
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Adelaide, Australia
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111 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Popped in for a drink and a snack and it was very nice and the service was good. Prices on wine quite expensive with a 375ml of Chardonnay priced at $22! This was the only chardonnay option. Beer was good though and while I didn't have one the burgers looked great.

Thank Zoe G
Level Contributor
6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016 via mobile

Visited here several times during our holiday. Nice cosy place, lovely staff and management, quick service and quality food. Hubby worked his way through the menu and was equally impressed each time. Highly recommended!!

Thank AngeWilliam
Whangamata, New Zealand
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64 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Highly recommend. We just stopped in for coffee and cake. All were beautiful. Were invited to walk through cafe to court yard with two push chairs, a dog!! and three adults. The staff could not have been more helpful and friendly.

Thank Marie-Louise N
Tauranga, Bay of Plenty, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2016 via mobile

Yum burgers and corn fritters. Good location. We have been before and always good food. Will go again.

Thank mrdebur
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17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

I love my eggs Benny and am very fussy. This is one of the best if not the best I have had. I complimented them on the day . I will go back next time I visit whangamata.

Thank pure e
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

We came in soaking wet from the rain, 4 dogs, 4 wet kids and found a nice spot out the back under the shelter. They were extremely busy but they did so well considering how much they had on. Meals took a while but to be expected when you order in a busy establishment. Staff are awesome and friendly!

Thank Will H
Auckland, New Zealand
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

Just had a superb vegetarian breakfast with salmon added. Coffee as always was excellent. Staff are always very friendly and helpful. We take our labrador along with us, there is an outside gate that we bring her through and staff always bring her a drink ... . Definitely the best equal cafe in Whangamata, equal with Blackies. El Barrios have... More 

Thank optimist464
Hamilton, New Zealand
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536 reviews
357 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 275 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

Visited this cafe with family members for a coffee. We sat outside in the courtyard adjoining the cafe. Staff are cheerful and engaging providing very good service. The Atomic coffee is served hot and it is a good coffee roast blend. A good range of cabinet food is displayed and an extensive menu looks most appealing. We enjoyed our coffee... More 

Thank Marque01
Whangamata, New Zealand
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 March 2016

Eating found both inside and outside.Very good standard of food ,from breakfast through to afternoon.Scambled eggs my favourite, plenty of choice from toasties to full meals.another favourite Chilli prawns.

Thank N2367DFsteve
Tauranga, New Zealand
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11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

Amazingly dog friendly. They even have dog treats for their canine guests, and the girls came out especially to meet the dog! Shade sails and outdoor seating. Highly recommended -Would definitely be back if we were staying in town longer.

Thank Fiona197

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$14
Cafe, European, New Zealand
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
07:30 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 101 Winifred Avenue, Whangamata 3620, New Zealand
  • Location: South Pacific  >  New Zealand  >  North Island  >  Waikato Region  >  Coromandel Peninsula  >  Whangamata
  • Phone Number: +64 7-865 6400

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?